It may sound very obvious, but your hunger and fullness cues are there for a reason - for your body to communicate roughly when to start eating and when to stop eating. Consulting with a dietitian is helpful when navigating your hunger cues. We can help you process this information to better understand your energy needs for your best health!
Those concrete fad diets out there make it seem like there is a very exact amount of calories that your body needs, but in reality, your metabolism changes from day to day based on a variety of factors - physical activity, hormonal changes, how much you ate, stress, sleep, etc. Listening to your hunger and fullness cues will help you appropriately respond to these changing needs. Our hunger scale is a tool to reconnect with your body and practice intuitive eating. To better understand these levels, check out our hunger scale tool below!
A good place to start is to avoid both extremes of getting far too hungry or overly full. Keep in mind, everyone experiences hunger differently. Other cues besides relying on your stomach are changes in mood, energy levels, blood sugar response, or experiencing a headache. Practice processing your hunger cues by bringing attention to these signs, rather than ignoring them. The more we know about our bodies, our food, and our well-being, the sooner we can recognize that we have a powerful ability to impact the way we feel every day! Honor those signals and your body will thank you!
Let us help you put your nutrition foundation into practice! Creating healthy habits to honor your body requires ACTION, and we are here to provide you with ideas and inspiration to support your journey.